|Mystified - Transition Paper b/w Hope Still - 442-net7-07may - Mystified|
Two beautiful pieces from the incredibly prolific Mystified. Each is based on single basic sound which is stretched out over 4 or 5 minutes of wondrous drone. Transition Paper is a dark, grainy piece while Hope Still floats by for what could be hours. Transcendent sounds for discerning listeners. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees...
Keywords: ambient; drone; sound field; 4-4-2 music
|A.T. Meets the Drummers of the Stone Age - 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club - January 2008 - Alfonso Tregua|
Esoteric in the best possible ways, Alfonso Tregua creates a mood of contemplative sound. A constant tension held between the natural, the analog and the digital. A strange meeting between Steve Reich and John Cage; it would bring the listeners in a state of light trance.... The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees...
Keywords: alfonso tregua; 4-4-2 music; e-single; minimalism; ambient; sound art
|Telafonica - The Man With The Golden Sickle b/w Side One - 442-net7-06dec - Telafonica|
Two downbeat tracks from Telafonica. The Man With The Golden Sickle lays a bed of acoustic guitar and bass for the beats to crack over, before clarinet improvisations have a chance to massage the ears. Side One is another moody beast created around samples of raw pasta being dropped. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees...
Keywords: 4-4-2 Music; Downbeat; Triphop; folktronic
|RantZen & Spinoglio - Alien Funk-Version Four b/w Alien Funk-Version Ten - 442-net7-07jun - RantZen & Spinoglio|
Two variations on a theme. RantZen & Spinoglio create their music by setting up bunches of sequences on their hardware and then jamming live. No computer editing, just free flowing acid-electro-house goodness captured direct to disc. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you would like to contribute to the e-single of the month club, write to firstname.lastname@example.org...
Keywords: 4-4-2 Music; rantzen & spinoglio; electro; electro-house; acid; e-single
|various artists - reclaim melody - 442net003|
A collection of artists who have all interpreted the album title in their own way in order to produce tracks for the compilation. From the minimal techno of Andy Rantzen (of Itch-e & Scratch-e fame) to the deep house of Lipstick, Audio Cephlon and Telafonica, the glitch house of Luke Collision to the late night glitch hop of the White Trash Trailer Park, the abstract pop of Bubblejuggler, The Other One Dave and The Plastik Scene to Dsico's mashup and the out and out strangeness of The Jason Fold...
Keywords: electronic; house; techno; melodic; electro-acoustic
Downloads: 44,730 (1 review)
|Laughing At Trees / Tokyo Disco Bell (Luminarsi Version) - Telafonica|
Telafonica ups the tempo and heads for the indie dancefloor with two tracks of boom blip blip. With screeching synths, pounding kicks and lo-fi edges, there's still a place for melodic catches and attention grabbing production. A little help from Luminarsi in the remixing department also goes a long way in bringing out the best in an old Telafonica track as well.
Keywords: 4-4-2 music; telafonica; luminarsi; e-single of the month club; dance; synth
|Pascow - The Ascent b/w The Beginning - 442-net7-07mar - Pascow|
Pascow deliver two tracks of downbeat guitar moods which fit into the length of the 7" format, but cover much more depth than that might normally allow. Melodically bitter minimal loops to suck the listener in and force you to feed delightedly on their melancholy. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you would like to contribute to the e-Single of the Month Club, write to email@example.com.
Keywords: 4-4-2 Music; ambient; guitar; downbeat
|Mystified - Waste As Fuel - 442-net-005 - Mystified|
Castaway items and ingredients as energy sources. The sounds of sound being exploded into energy. A constantly shifting series of drones piled up to create new beauty.
Keywords: 4-4-2 music; mystified; soundfield; abstract
|Yes, Whatever - Marek Gabriel Hruska|
Take a love of pop, put it through a lo-fi, chiptune blender and the results might sound something like this. From Top40, to 60s classic, to traditional folk, Marek Gabriel Hruska makes them all sound joyful and anarchic and vital once again.
Keywords: 4-4-2 music; marek gabriel hruska; yes whatever; lo-fi; chipsounds; anti-pop; cover
|telafonica - dos (parte dos) - 442net002 - telafonica|
part two of telafonica's debut double e.p.. this one covers the downbeat spectrum from trip-hop to ambient, dark d&b and dub. 7 tracks in total.
Keywords: downbeat; dub; triphop; d&b; ambient; electronic
|Tim Koch - Can You Offer? b/w Lonely In Shark Cage - 442-net7-07feb - Tim Koch|
Prolific and eclectic are two words often thrown at Tim Koch and his music, and this release will do nothing to stop that. A side Can You Offer throws sid-chip sounds into a mix of more complex digital timbres, rhythms abruptly shift and an overall mood of joy prevails. This is backed by Lonely In Shark Cage, and the ambiguous mood that title suggests is matched fully by the music - a rhythm that never quite lets you in, yet forces you to try - melodies that catch your attention then disappear -...
Keywords: 4-4-2 music; idm; sid-chip; electronica
Downloads: 12,910 (1 review)
|Isobutane - Evening In Different Rooms b/w Nyuu (enough fighting edit) - Isobutane|
Waves of the smallest sounds tangle and collide over beds of dark synths and reverb. Microcosms formulate and disperse in the backgrounds as melodies march forward relentlessly. 2 tracks of the clash between music and noise, each of which enhances the beauty of the other. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees...
Keywords: 4-4-2 music; ambient; glitch; idm
|Rearview Mirror - Craven Canary|
Craven Canary normally floats around cyberspace finding music she likes, then records herself singing duets with what she downloads. This time, she decided to reverse the process - and so placed a recording of her lone voice singing a simple melody for others to download and make up the accompaniment. These are two of the results. The first is a glitched up scramble of the accapella, where Lessons In Time used only the sounds from Craven Canary's recording, then chopped and processed them into a...
Keywords: craven canary; 4-4-2 music; e-single; acapella; experimental; dark house; dsp; folk; anti-folk
|telafonica - dos (parte una) - 442net001 - telafonica|
part one of telafonica's debut double e.p.. 6 tracks with a predominance of breakbeat leanings. the e.p. ranges from the vocodered electro of 'everything is green except the way i feel' to the techdub of '89' and the blatant chemical brothers tricks of 'charly'.
Keywords: breaks; electro
|Moocha remixed by Stone3 - Mrs Crystal b/w Stone 3 - Can Night - 442-net7-06sep - Moocha/Stone3|
Moocha's track 'Mrs Crystal' receives the remix treatment from Stone3, best known for his guitarscapes and billowy melodies. Here the glitches collide with Moocha's original acoustic instrumentation, laying a honeyed bed for the vocals to melt into. The B-side sees Stone3 take full reign, making harsh guitars and jarring echo snares sound like the perfect place to dream. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre esca...
Keywords: triphop; ambient; soundscape; melodic
|No More Yesterdays - Unknown b/w Conspire - 442-net7-07apr - No More Yesterdays|
No More Yesterdays likes to play with audio. From abstract noise to electronic folk, nothing is sacred. Here, a lone electric guitar awash in retro-chorus picks melodies atop droning chord structures, sometimes underpinning neo-folk vocalisations, sometimes flying solo. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees...
Keywords: 4-4-2 Music; neo-folk; drone; guitar
|RantZen - Inzi Ma Mul Kar b/w Oyo Vor Keskva - 442-net7-06jan - RantZen|
an underground club in mos eisley spinning dark electro minimalism through large, broken speaker stacks. the 4-4-2 music e-single of the month club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. if you would like to contribute to the e-single of the month club, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keywords: electro; gothic; dark
Downloads: 6,244 (2 reviews)
|One Second Fame - Inferno b/w/ Travolta Must Die - 442-net7-06aug - One Second Fame|
Filtered and looped house with just a hint of old school disco, One Second Fame returns 4-4-2 Music's e-Single of the Month Clubsters to the dance floor. Inspired by the book 'Travolta Must Die' these two tracks from one of Spain's finest make maximum use of a minimal collection of select sounds to produce music that just forces you to move your body. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees...
Keywords: house; filtered house; disco
|Jordy Lane - The Neighbours b/w Line Up The Happiness - 442-net7-06oct - Jordy Lane|
The kind of thing we absolutely love at 4-4-2 - pop melodies that infiltrate your head and stay there for days. Jordy's take on it is the top notch electronically processed production which lifts this above the everyday. Post-modern musings on suburbia, sex and satisfaction. Sublime pop music. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees...
Keywords: 4-4-2 Music; electroacoustic; glitch-pop
|A Whale In A Manger - Various Artists|
A group of 4-4-2 Music artists have pooled their talents to create a soundtrack for the festive season. Luckily, there's nothing cringeworthy here, just post-electronica, anti-folk, naive-pop and other odd prettiness. Originally created as a giveaway CD EP for a show the artists put on together in December, 2008, now unleashed on the rest of the world in the same spirit of giving.
Keywords: telafonica; lessons in time; eliza magill; the bells; christmas; antifolk; post-electronica; naive pop
|Bolshevik & cjjbrozt - Masla-kombinat?!? b/w Rapsodisco/Mayakovnik - 442-net7-06nov - Bolshevik & cjjbrozt|
Dada at the disco. Speakers splinter as the zeitgeist bathes the beats in lava fuzz. Dance music beamed in from different parts of last century, rebounding over the light years through layers of radio static. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you would like to contribute to the e-single of the month club, write to email@example.com.
Keywords: 4-4-2 music; glitch; dada; appropriation; noise
|Audio Cephlon - Here Comes Mr Whippy b/w Captain Howdy Rides Again - 442-net7-06feb - Audio Cephlon|
audio cephlon has been pigeonholed in the idm category in the past. but he can't figure out how to dance to it. so he's gone a little dumber, brought out the beats and made dark electronica sound fun again. look out for the electronic tambourine solo. the 4-4-2 music e-single of the month club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. if you would like to contribute to the e-single of the month club, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keywords: electronic; idm; electro
|Dolmen Sniper - D.I.Y. b/w Hostel - 442-net7-06apr - Dolmen Sniper|
The perfect example of the 4-4-2 Music ethos - Dolmen Sniper's contribution to the e-Single of the Month Club is a sprawling wonder. Cut and paste instrumental folktronica on one hand, backed with the darkest of ambient drone pieces on the other. No regard is paid to the traditional genre boundaries resulting in a glorious 15 minutes to drag you across the terrain of contemporary music. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky odditie...
Keywords: folktronica; cut'n'paste; ambient; dark
|Stray Theories - Walking Away From It b/w Part Of Me - 442-net7-06may - Stray Theories|
A peaceful interlude in this month's e-Single of the Month Club release. Stray Theories lets stray breakbeats slow down and disappear below washes of synth moods. Coldness and warmth struggle to overcome each other, neither emerging victorious. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you would like to contribute to the e-single of the month club, write to email@example.com.
Keywords: ambient; triphop; moody
|Bubblejuggler - Picasso's Girl At Her Mirror b/w Something About Shadows - 442-net7-06jul - Bubblejuggler|
another stylistic sidestep - this time into the realms of guitar pop - as 4-4-2 music extends it's range to try and cover all the things we really love. bubblejuggler chimes in this month with two tracks of vaguely twisted guitar based pop. guitar amps hum and buzz, lo-fi noises try to sound hi-fi, hi-fi sounds try to be lo-fi. 'picasso's girl at her mirror' does mid-era flaming lips crashing into britpop through the shards of a picasso masterpiece...
Keywords: guitar pop; britpop
|4-4-2 Music e-Single Of The Month Club - Feb 2008 - 15-11 Enterprises|
Electro-pop from 15-11 Enterprises in the form of these two tracks. Nu-nu-wave bliss featuring classic synthpop programming and big vocals. Bombastic and proudly so. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you would like to contribute to the e-Single of the Month Club, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Sondheim - Death III b/w Death V - 442-net7-06jun - Sondheim|
A departure from the usual electronic leanings, as 4-4-2 Music begins to truly branch out, and we are proud to present these 2 tracks of improvised zither tones. The tracks relate to mourning, the Alps, romanticism, Webern... Death III is made playing what are known as an elegie concert zither and a prime concert zither simultaneously. Concert zithers are also know as Alpine zithers; they're difficult, have a fingerboard with frets on one side...
Keywords: lo-fi; zither; folk; improvised
|The Quest For Love Aboard The Belafonte - Telafonica|
'The Quest For Love Aboard The Belafonte' is lead single from the album 'Love On The Second Stair'. It features the original version and three remixes. Actual Russian Brides push the track through abstract 8-bits and bouncing sub-bass. Karoshi redresses the song in his own lush chord arrangements and down-tempo groove. Telafonica recast their own track as a dark triptych with vocal cutups, abrasive grooves and bit-crushed melancholy...
Keywords: telafonica; 4-4-2 music; pop; 8-bit; triphop; melancholy
|tHe niGHt oWl - Retraveled b/w You Are Happy - 442-net7-06mar - tHe niGHt oWl|
Musicians aren't allowed to present unbridled joy in their work if they wish to be taken seriously - that is one of the unwritten rules. So how do you make music that is unashamedly happy yet avoid the novelty basket? Heading to tHe niGHt oWl for pointers would be a good start. "Pick yourself up..." The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees...
Keywords: electronic; techno; vocoder
|Symfonicka Onanie - Marek Gabriel Hruska|
Following an EP of cover versions released a few months ago, Marek Gabriel Hruska returns with a couple of remixes of tracks from his forthcoming .:%?! EP. With his regular blend of folk and electronica (but sounding nothing like 'folktronic'), massed harmonies and acoustic instruments sit underneath distorted beats and insistent pulses.
Keywords: marek gabriel hruska; 4-4-2 music; e-single; electronica; czech; folk
|4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club - March 2008 - I Got The Beecroft Blues - Kate Carr|
The suburbs of Sydney are no place for the feint-hearted, if Kate Carr's version of them is anything to go by. There is menace creeping below the lethargy, a disjointed existence punctuated by random bursts of slow electricity. The mind of a composer is slowly sublimated to their environment. Carr's usual blend of field recordings is here spliced with more 'musical' interludes to foreboding effect...
Keywords: 4-4-2 Music; e-single of the month club; Kate Carr; field recordings; abstract; found sound
|442-net7-08aug - Lessons In Time|
The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you would like to contribute to the e-Single of the Month Club, write to email@example.com.
Keywords: 4-4-2 Music; e-single of the month club; lessons in time; anti-folk; lo-fi
|The Endless / 134 - Pascow|
Two new tracks of guitar mood from Pascow. The Endless introduces some distortion into the Pascow sound pallette while maintaining the downbeat melancholy. 134 finds Apjiw lending glitchy processing and electronic pulses. Another beautiful release from Pascow.
Keywords: pascow; e-single; 4-4-2 music; instrumental; post-rock
|442-net-006 - Play Like A Child - Alfonso Tregua|
A full length album from Alfonso Tregua to follow up his recent e-Single of the Month. Here he stretches out with a minimal pallette of electronic and acoustic sounds playing simple, haunting melodies until the sounds themselves begin to truly sing.
Keywords: 4-4-2 Music; Alfonso Tregua; minimal; experimental; electroacoustic
|Problem Solvent - dmyra|
How does one artist manage to do alt. country and instrumental hiphop on one release and not sound schitzophrenic? dmyra pulls it off with aplomb, laying a sparse acoustic groove under a lowdown drawl before turning about face and pushing laptop buttons while out recording the sounds of his world.
Keywords: 4-4-2 Music; e-single; dmyra; blues; alt country; folk; electronic
|442-net7-09feb - Copenhagen|
One track of agit-pop and one of moody driving.
Keywords: 4-4-2 music; copenhagen; pop; indie; e-single
|Chaos Theory - Paradigm Of The Ages|
Four brief interludes (so brief we can get all four tracks into the space of the regular two) from the mysterious Paradigm Of The Ages. Blips dance around each other in reckless abandon, almost dissolving into anarchy, but always kept from falling apart completely. Micro melodies appear and vanish at will.
Keywords: paradigm of the ages; 4-4-2 music; e-single; idm; electronic
Downloads: 2,677 (1 review)
|Pelican Daughters - Darkness Before Light - Pelican Daughters|
Pelican Daughters - Darkness Before Light The first in an ongoing series of releases of the back catalogue of Australian electronic music legend, Andy Rantzen. This is a never been released collection of tracks by the Pelican Daughters created in the early to mid-90s by Rantzen in collaboration with Anthony Maher and Justin Brandis. A suite of tracks ranging from floating ambience to dark atmospheres to pounding electronica...
Keywords: pelican daughters; 4-4-2 music; ambient; techno; electronic
|Muscular Teeth - Deus b/w Homage - 442-net7-07aug - Muscular Teeth|
Downloads: 2,088 (4 reviews)
|442-net7-2010jan - stephenfox|
stephenfox crawls out of his london bedsit with two understated, yearning acoustic entreaties. A-side 'House On Fire' uses classic 60s licks undermined by fuzzed out vocals and melancholy minimalism. B-side 'Boat At Sea' heads straight for instrumental beauty, flicking discords at the gentle tape hiss as he picks out his solo guitar duel.
Keywords: stephenfox; 4-4-2 music; e-single of the month club; acoustic; folk; minimal
|Soul Eyed Sister / Yes My Dear - dmyra|
dmyra returns with another couple of folk tinged pop experiments. With traces of glitchy electronics underpinning melody and drawling guitar and voice inflections, Soul Eyed Sister takes its place as a legitimate A-side. Yes My Dear dives into synthetics with droning distortions over micro-melodies and stuttering drum machines.
Keywords: dmyra; 4-4-2 music; e-single of the month club; folk; electronica
|Fishbones And Wishbones - Pelican Daughters|
Pelican Daughters - Fishbones And Wishbones Between 1986 and 1988, using Portastudio technology, the Pelican Daughters were birthed with a collection of atmospheric and moody tracks at odds with the popular culture around them, but definitely pointing to the future. Some of those tracks were released on cassette in 1988 on the Cosmic Conspiracy Productions label and was then picked up by Kim Cascone's Silent Records for release on CD in 1991 with added tracks - the format found here...
Keywords: Pelican Daughters; 4-4-2 music; andy rantzen; ambient; electronic, dark
Downloads: 1,937 (1 review)
|442-net7-10may - Cocolixe|
The Barcelona-based producer Cocolixe picks, cuts up, mixes and cooks varied ingredients (70's american soul, 60's french pop and old italian ballads) in a electro-pop frying pan to bring colour, brightness and sense to the day-to-day city life. Â
Keywords: cocolixe; 4-4-2 music; electro; electronica; e-single
Downloads: 1,683 (1 review)
|4-4-2 Music e-Single of The Month Club - February 2010 - St Jambience|
St Jambience is let out of the house at weekends. He heads to suburban beer barns and shreds over 80s cover songs. He's locked up for the rest of the week. So the music that pours forth is isolated and has a sense of paranoia being organised into controllable blocks. The detritus of links to the outside world - radio static, guitar tone quotation - seep in as dreams, both good and bad, seep out. These two tracks are just a small peek through the curtain into the vast soundworlds created by St Ja...
Keywords: soundscape; 4-4-2 music; st jambience; sydney; australia; ambient; ambient guitar; loop pedal
|Aeriae - 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club - Nov 2009 - Aeriae|
Two video game offcasts from Aeriae - Side A an uptempo acid glitchbleep workout while Side B heads into the dark recesses of Resident Evil or Silent Hill in order to find somewhere quiet to be alone.
|4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club - March 2010 - Jeffrey Letterly - Jeffrey Letterly|
JEFFREY LETTERLY iS AN iNTER-DiSCiPLiNARY ARTiST LiViNG iN CENTRAL NEW YORK STATE. He THRiVES ON RECORDiNG THE WORLD AND CAN SOMETiMES CAPTURE A MOMENT YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD BEFORE. ‘THE MELTING’ iS A CONGLOMERATiON OF FORTY ORGANiC ELEMENTS (SOMETiMES ELECTRONiCALLY ALTERED) THAT MELT AWAY. ‘A ROBOT DREAMS OF PLAYiNG THE HARP’ MEDiTATES ON A DOMiNANT SEVENTH CHORD, OBViOUSLY THE FAVOURiTE CHORD OF ROBOTS...
|442-net7-10apr - Underscore Adia|
Underscore Adia come out of their basement with two blasts of nu-new-wave brashness.
Keywords: underscore adia; 4-4-2 music; pop; electropop; new wave; e-single
|442-mix-001 - Telafonica|
4-4-2 Music Mixtape Vol. 1 The first episode in a series of mixtapes created by artists affiliated with 4-4-2 Music. All the music in this mix are demos, sketches or incomplete work in some way, layered and mixed to create a continuous mix. This episode is created by Telafonica and all the music has been created by the members of Telafonica.
Keywords: 4-4-2 music; telafonica; mixtape; demos
|O Come All Ye Faithless - Various Artists|
The extended Telafonica family releases its second annual Christmas EP. Featuring the band and its various members' offshoot and side projects, Christmas cheer is attacked from all angles. Proceedings start with The Bells singing along to a brass band, the lyrics of the classic carol given a more theologically correct twist. Next up Eliza Magill goes for the acapella route in the grand tradition of carolling, only hers is breathtakingly spectacular instead of painfully monochrome...
|442-021 - telafonica|
telafonica's album, 'sleeping with the fishermen', in its pre-final mix, pre-mastered state, for consideration by esteemed remixers and graphic designers.